ICD-10-CM Code M15.9
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M15.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of polyosteoarthritis, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code M15 is used to code Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise, but over time may become constant. Other symptoms may include joint swelling, decreased range of motion, and when the back is affected weakness or numbness of the arms and legs. The most commonly involved joints are those near the ends of the fingers, at the base of the thumb, neck, lower back, knees, and hips. Joints on one side of the body are often more affected than those on the other. Usually the problems come on over years. It can affect work and normal daily activities. Unlike other types of arthritis, only the joints are typically affected.
|ICD 9 Code:||715|
The formation of hard nobs at the middle finger joints (known as Bouchard's nodes) and at the farther away finger joint (known as Heberden's node) are a common feature of OA in the hands.
Coding Notes for M15.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Generalized osteoarthritis NOS
- DRG Group #553-554 - Bone diseases and arthropathies with MCC.
- DRG Group #553-554 - Bone diseases and arthropathies without MCC.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider laterality specification
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M15.9 - Polyosteoarthritis, unspecified'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code M15.9 and a single ICD9 code, 715.90 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.